What’s a KidSight Screening?
Seymour’s helper takes a picture of your eyes
and tells your parents what she finds.
Some children’s eyes are super strong
and some need help to get along.
If your eyes need help to see
there’s no need to be worried.
Just get your eyes double checked
by an eye doctor that will tell you what’s next.
For Parents & Educators
KidSight offers free vision screenings at preschools, daycares, and community events. We screen children (6 months to 6 years old) for vision problems, including amblyopia (“lazy eye”) and refractive errors (e.g., nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism). At a screening, the KidSight Technician takes a picture of each child’s eyes with a special device. So screenings are fast, quick, and painless.
A vision screening is not the same as an eye doctor’s exam. So if your child receives a referral from KidSight, please take him/her to the eye doctor for a full exam and treatment. Our Eye Doctor Search Tool will help you find a kid-friendly doctor near you. Or you can call us at 800-753-2265 for advice.
Eye doctors recommend that all children receive an eye exam before starting grade school. Children found to have learning or vision problems should get exams earlier.
Learn more about KidSight. To read about children whose lives were changed by KidSight, visit our KidSight Success Stories page.
If your child recently participated in a free vision screening conducted by KidSight, please take a moment to fill out a survey? Your answers will help us improve the efficiency and effectiveness of KidSight. Any information you provide will be greatly appreciated and kept confidential.